There are over 1,500 trained Union Learning Reps in Scotland.

Scottish Union Learning

Statement of Purpose

Scottish Union Learning supports trade unions in accessing skills and lifelong learning opportunities that contribute to collective prosperity, fairness and equality, for workers across Scotland. Scottish Union Learning is part of the STUC.

This website is a dedicated resource for trade unions and Union Learning Representatives in Scotland.

Within this site you can find lots of information on lifelong learning and skills. Check out the News section for the latest and greatest from trade unions and Scottish Union Learning. If you are looking for support in specific areas, you may wish to visit the Everyday Skills section or the Highlands and Islands section.

If you have an idea for another resource you think we should include or develop, let us know!

Hot Topics

Modern ApprenticeshipToolkit

Download a copy of the refreshed Modern Apprenticeship Toolkit, with case studies, published in April 2014. View the Scottish Union Learning Modern Apprenticeship Section


Latest News

Everyday Skills are Opening the Door to Learning

26th February 2015

Scottish trade unions will gather in Glasgow on Thursday (26 February) to attend the 7th Annual Scottish Union Learning Everyday Skills Event. More than 70 delegates from various unions and workplaces across Scotland will explore the theme: “Everyday Skills: Opening the Door to Learning.”

It’s Con-grad-ulations as Highlands and Islands Union Learners Complete Their Studies

20th February 2015

Nine learners from across the Highlands and Islands were recognised by the Scottish TUC at a graduation event in Inverness on 19 February 2015. The event was organised by Scottish Union Learning and supported by The Open University in Scotland.

Highlands and Islands Union Learners Stay the Course

22nd December 2014

Distance was no barrier to success for a group of 15 workers from across the Highlands and Islands who successfully completed a Certificate of Higher Education in Business Management through their trades union this month. The HNC-level qualification was sponsored by Scottish Union Learning, supported by the European Social Fund, and was aimed at helping workers gain qualifications to improve their job prospects.

Scottish Government Launches Digital Unions Project at Scottish Union Learning Conference

18th November 2014

At the Scottish Union Learning Conference today (18 November 2014) the Scottish Government launched the Digital Unions project, which the STUC will run until March 2015, with potential for further funding to follow for the next two years.

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2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is Now Available

The 2013 Scottish Union Learning Annual Report is now available to download online. You can read about the latest achievements of trade unions in lifelong learning and everyday skills. View the Scottish Union Learning Annual Report